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Pennsylvania Sales Tax Calculator

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Mark Stewart is the in-house Certified Public Accountant, an accomplished author and financial media specialist.

Pennsylvania Sales Tax Calculator

If your business sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In Pennsylvania, the first step is visiting the department of revenue website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit. 

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to determine your exact sales tax rate and total purchase amount. 

Pennsylvania Sales Tax Calculator

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What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in Pennsylvania?

Tangible property that is sold, rented, or leased is subject to sales tax in Pennsylvania. Services on tangible property are also taxable. Tax exemptions include food, clothing, textbooks, and prescription medication. 

Pennsylvania Sales Tax Rate

The state sales tax rate in Pennsylvania is 6%.

Pennsylvania sales tax rates vary depending on which county and city you’re in. Check Pennsylvania Department of Revenue site for the exact rates.

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How to Register for Pennsylvania Sales Tax

In Pennsylvania, acquire a seller’s permit by following the department of revenue’s detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Create an account on the department of revenue website
  2. Fill out the seller’s permit application.
  3. There is no fee to apply for a seller’s permit in Pennsylvania.


In Pennsylvania, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.


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Pennsylvania Sales Tax Calculator